This course gives you the professional training that leads to eligibility for registration as a counselling psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council and chartered status with the British Psychological Society. Roehampton is ranked in the top 3 universities in London for the impact of our research in Psychology (REF 2021). This programme is currently going through a redesign and a revalidation process*.
3 years (full-time)
6 years (part-time)
Number of Credits
PsychD: 120 credits at Level 7 plus 420 credits at Level 8 (Doctoral)
These modules are those we currently offer. As the course is undergoing a redesign and revalidation, modules and content may be subject to change.
The PsychD programme is approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS).
You will be taught by a team of experienced practitioners and trainers, including leading international figures in the field.
The programme offers a variety of opportunities to undertake clinical placements and research projects including at Roehampton's CREST clinic.
The programme provides high levels of support for trainees' clinical and research development and an emphasis on employability.
How to apply
Application deadline: Thursday 29 February 2024.
- September 2024 entry: apply using our direct application form.
- Check our application deadlines
- View our entry requirements for postgraduate programmes
- View our general entry criteria and application FAQs below
If you need any help or advice with your application, or just want to ask us a question before you apply, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Please note that most international applicants have to pay a deposit before securing their place.
- See our Finance pages for more details
Validation and curriculum review
What is validation?
Validation is a formal process through which the University approves a programme (content, teaching, learning and assessment) as being of appropriate standard and quality. This is a normal process used throughout the university sector.
The University expects to publish details of the validated programme in the academic year prior to the start date of the programme. You are advised to check the University website at that time to ensure that you have up-to-date information. In the meantime, if you require information you should contact 0208 392 3232.
What is curriculum review?
Curriculum review is the regular and systematic monitoring and reviewing of programmes. It is a normal process in the sector and it is the way by which the university ensures that your course remains up-to-date and relevant. The process may result in changes to the content, structure and/or assessment of the programme.
The University expects to publish details of the re-validated programme by 31 March in the academic year prior to the start date of the programme. You are advised to check the University website at that time to ensure that you have up-to-date information. In the meantime, if you require information you should contact 0208 392 3232.